Archaeologyfieldwork.com Terms of Service Welcome, and thank you for your interest in archaeologyfieldwork.com, one of the web's largest archaeology forums. Membership is open to all. Usage of this website has always been, and will always remain free of charge. This site has been online in various incarnations serving the internet archaeological community since 1996.

Website Membership

Archaeologyfieldwork.com has a robust and active membership. As is the case with any sampling of the general public, not all members will have the same views, experience, outlook, and temperament. It is for this reason that we ask that members treat each other with an ethos of mutual respect.

Archaeologyfieldwork.com community members should always feel free to post and reply to forum threads without feeling at risk of retribution from other community members for their views. Members found to be acting with disregard for others' views, inciting arguments or being insulting will receive a warning – and for persistent disrespectful behavior bans may be imposed. In severe cases a member may be immediately removed and banned from the site.

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Terms of Use

While the webmaster and moderators of this forum will attempt to remove or edit any generally objectionable material as quickly as possible, it is not always possible to review every message. Therefore you acknowledge that all posts made to these forums express the views and opinions of the author and not the webmaster or moderator (except for posts by these people) and hence will not be held liable.

You agree not to post any abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening, sexually-oriented or any other material that may violate any applicable laws. Doing so may lead to you being immediately and permanently banned (and your service provider being informed). The IP address of all posts is recorded to aid in enforcing these conditions. You agree that the webmaster and moderators of this forum have the right to remove, edit, move or close any topic at any time should they see fit. As a user you agree to any information you have entered above being stored in a database. While this information will not be disclosed to any third party without your consent the webmaster and moderators cannot be held responsible for any hacking attempt that may lead to the data being compromised.

This forum system uses cookies to store information on your local computer. These cookies do not contain any of the information you have entered above; they serve only to improve your viewing pleasure. The e-mail address is used only for confirming your registration details and password (and for sending new passwords should you forget your current one).

Spamming is entirely prohibited. Spam includes the posting of content not relevant to this forum, repetitive posting of nonsensical posts, and the hawking of goods or services via unsolicited private messages. We request that you report any spam immediately to the moderators or webmaster.

Please note that posts ARE allowed and encouraged for archaeological field schools and volunteer opportunities (free or paid) and archaeology-related goods and services (such as books, courses, surveying equipment, etc.) Messages referencing the sale of artifacts and pay-to-dig schemes not affiliated with a legitimate institution are expressly PROHIBITED.

Disclaimers and indemnities

1. The views expressed here are those of the members

The views expressed in any post or private message on Archaeologyfieldwork.com are those of the member who submitted them and not the views of the webmaster or moderators. Every effort is made, through established and published processes, to react swiftly to remove any inappropriate content, either through discovery by the webmaster and moderators, or through request from any Archaeologyfieldwork.com member or any third party.

2. Third party content

The content on Archaeologyfieldwork.com may include links to third party external sites. You agree that the webmaster and the appointed moderators cannot be held liable for the content, nature or reliability of any third party links.

3. Our right to remove content

The webmaster and moderators reserve the right, at their sole discretion, to remove any content from the forums or to ban or restrict anyone from entering or using the forums without warning or liability.

4. Content of private messages

(Note: private messaging is in the process of being added to the website but is currently not active). The webmaster and moderators accept no responsibility in connection with or arising from content in private messages. Neither the webmaster nor the moderators are able to see, censor or pre-moderate any private messages submitted by members through this website's private messaging functionality.

5. Indemnity

By submitting any content to Archaeologyfieldwork.com you agree to indemnify and hold harmless the webmaster and moderators from all claims, costs and expenses (including legal expenses) arising out of any content posted or published by you.

6. Content ownership

By submitting any content to Archaeologyfieldwork.com you are granting license to reproduce, modify, translate, and make available the content in whole or in part and in form elsewhere on the site. Keep in mind that this is the internet, and it's possible that one of your publicly-posted message posts may be referenced at another website.

7. Content take-down process

The webmaster and moderators will endeavor to remove any content that is offensive, defamatory or libellous, upon being given notice of such content. The process for requesting the taking down of content is as follows:

Notify us of the content that you feel is offensive, defamatory or libellous. You can do this by sending the URL of the message topic or post in question to the webmaster or moderators via private message, or e-mailing the webmaster.

We will review the thread or post in question and determine whether it should be taken down. As 'innocent disseminators' of the content on this forum, our policy is to remove content only when there is a clear obligation for us to do so – we will defend our members' right to freedom of speech if we have sufficient reason to believe that content was posted in good faith, without malice and is the honestly held opinion of the author.


Please e-mail me if you have any questions, concerns or comments about these website policies or their implementation.

Jennifer Palmer, webmaster, Archaeologyfieldwork.com
webmaster@archaeologyfieldwork.com
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